After the incident at its fertility center near Cleveland last year, University Hospitals described in a letter to patients a problem with its Custom Biogenic Systems tank similar to those in the previous incidents. Its letter stated that the tank’s automatic filling system had "difficulty" and was "not working." Again, no warning or alert from the FDA. Custom Biogenic Systems responded to NBC News queries last year with a series of statements. The company denied that issues with the auto-filling mechanism of its tank at University Hospitals constituted a “malfunction” or an underlying “technical problem,” questioned University Hospitals’ method for filling the tank with liquid nitrogen, and noted that an alarm system was off. The company also noted that the United Kingdom alert “involved a prior design of the unit which was discontinued in 2003,” and was later withdrawn by regulators. It also claimed that the incident at the University … [Read more...] about Heartbreak, anxiety, lawsuits: The egg-freezing disaster a year later
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My sister Sophie had her whole life ahead of her when, at the age of 25, she died of cervical cancer. She had recently graduated from Brighton University with a degree in sport and exercise science, and had a fulfilling career awaiting her. She was living with her long-term boyfriend — later fiancé — Dave, with whom she'd planned a life, marriage and children. She'd just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Bali with a friend, eager to see more of the world. But none of that future was to be for Sophie. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below She first noticed the symptoms not long after she got back from Bali in Autumn 2009. Sophie had taken the pill back-to-back while she was away to avoid having to think about her period, but when she returned she noticed some abnormal bleeding along with unusual discharge and pain.Not knowing what was wrong, Sophie went straight to the doctor, where she was offered a change of pill and an STI test at the GUM clinic. There was … [Read more...] about Doctors Turned My Sister Away — and 2 Years Later She Died of Cervical Cancer
Five days after the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, crews began the investigation phase and the removal of debris on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group Archives) Memorials continue to grow with flowers, notes, photos, and mementos along Fruitvale Avenue a block from the Oakland warehouse fire on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Families and those closest to the fire victims are escorted to an area near the warehouse fire scene accompanied by counselors and chaplains on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) View of the outside of the scorched Ghost Ship warehouse building in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. The Dec. 2 fire tore through the two-story building on the 1300 block of 31st Avenue killing 36 people. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) On day five of the aftermath of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, crews concluded the search for victims and entered the … [Read more...] about The Ghost Ship fire 2 years later: Will massive lawsuit finally lead to accountability?
Louis Aguilar The Detroit News Published 4:49 PM EDT Sep 6, 2018 November 2024 may be the first time vehicles cross the Gordie Howe International Bridge, according to the group selected to build the Detroit-Windsor span. That's two years later than previous estimates given by bridge supporters. The estimated opening date was included in financial documents filed last week by Bridging North America General Partnership, the consortium of international construction firms selected for the project. The details are included in a report by credit-rating agency Standard & Poor's as part of the bridge construction group's effort to secure construction bonds. The report also included an estimated cost to build the bridge: $2.68 billion, which amounts to $3.46 billion in Canadian dollars. Construction could begin as soon as Sept. 29. The costs and timeline are estimates that could change but the report provides the latest figures attached to the … [Read more...] about Gordie Howe Bridge may open in late 2024, 2 years later than estimates
Associated Press Published 8:12 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Beulah –Nearly two years later, authorities believe the body of a missing kayaker has been found in northern Michigan. Volunteers with high-tech equipment discovered a body Thursday in deep water in Lake Michigan’s Platte Bay. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel tells MLive.com “they’re the heroes.” In 2016, Tyler Spink of Kalkaska was paddling with a friend on Labor Day when their kayaks capsized. They had started at the mouth of the Platte River in Benzie County. Spink’s friend was rescued, but the 21-year-old disappeared below the surface. Bruce’s Legacy is a Wisconsin-based group of volunteers that helps families of drowning victims. It’s named for Bruce Cormican, a firefighter in Black River Falls who died in 1995 while searching for a drowning victim. Keith Cormican gave credit to Spink’s mother, Kelly. He says she “wasn’t giving up.” … [Read more...] about Kayaker’s body found in lake nearly 2 years later